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Syria, Russia: HTS prepares a chemical attack south of Idlib

Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) prepares a chemical weapons attack on Idlib. Objective: to accuse Damascus of the operation. In early September there was another warning. So far, however, nothing has happened

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) prepares a chemical weapons attack on Idlib. This was reported by the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria in Hmeimim, stating that the Qaedist group is organizing a propaganda operation against Damascus in particular in the Ariha and Basames area. According to the Moscow’s military, the jihadists want to shoot a video in which they claim that the Bashar Assad regime used nerve agents against the population, also exploiting the White Helmets. It is the second warning launched by the Center in September. The first stated that local opposition groups wanted to do the same in the mountains of Zawiya, also inviting the international media to document the attacks. So far, however, there have been no reports of similar incidents in the province or elsewhere in the Middle Eastern country.

Meanwhile, the campaign against Horas al Din continues in Idlib. Federation fighters target Guardians of Religion headquarters

The announcement by Russia, however, was released while an intense air raid by Federation forces was underway to the west and north of Idlib. The target was the HQs of the Guardians of Religion (Horas al Din), antagonist of HTS. In the summer, however, there was an intense campaign of murders that targeted the leaders of the group. As a result of the raid, in fact, the high commander Azzam al-Deiri, Muhammad Abu Adnan al-Homsi, an important jihadist official, and his bodyguard were killed. A third element had lost their lives in a different area of ​​the Syrian province. Two leaders had previously died: Qassam al-Urduni (alias Qassam the Jordanian), military commander general of the formation, and Bilal al-Sanaani, head of the “desert army”. Their elimination, however, had been blamed on US drones.


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